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delcecchi

Feel the Bern....

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And another state goes for Bernie..  Why do I get the feeling this is 2008 all over again and Hillary will come in second again? 

Maybe I won't have to make those donations after all, since if Hillary is going to lose, no reason for a pardon.... Best of both worlds...

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I actually know people who I once thought were reasonably sane.....that actually believe the Sanders shtick. Suppose the same could be said of the spray tan carnival barker or the Cuban/Canadian grifter. And you thought W or O were bad.......good luck Merica!

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5 hours ago, delcecchi said:

And another state goes for Bernie..  Why do I get the feeling this is 2008 all over again and Hillary will come in second again? 

Maybe I won't have to make those donations after all, since if Hillary is going to lose, no reason for a pardon.... Best of both worlds...

You're trying to weasel out of a wager on a technicality. Look at your original statement.:P

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I won't weasel out, don't worry.   And I know I will be reminded, as I just was, about the terms.  

Still looking like Deja Vu all over again. 

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I can order a burger on an ipad.  Did it at the MSP airport.  

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3 minutes ago, delcecchi said:

I can order a burger on an ipad.  Did it at the MSP airport.  

There really isn't any need for more than one employee at your average fast food place and that person should be some sort of robotic systems engineer to troubleshoot any sort of problems with the machines.  Maybe dump frozen fries into the robot's head every 6 hours.  

Look back into the kitchen next time you're at mickey D's.  It's just people sticking frozen food into various microwave slots, shooting a dose of ketchup, and then wrapping it up. 

Right now it's cost effective to pay high school kids to do it.   But as robotic technology goes down in price and minimum wage goes up, maybe robots will start stealing those jobs.

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Dear Striking Fast-Food Workers: Meet The Machine That Just Put You Out Of A Job

 

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/10/2015

Today, U.S. fast-food workers will strike across 270 cities in a protest for higher wages and union rights that they hope will catch the attention of candidates in 2016 elections, organizers said.

The walkouts will be followed by protests in 500 cities by low-wage workers in such sectors as fast food and home and child care, a statement by organizers of the Fight for $15 campaign said on Monday.

The protests and strikes are aimed at gaining candidates’ support heading into the 2016 election for a minimum wage of $15 an hour and union rights, it said.

The strikes and protests will include workers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King , KFC and other restaurants, the statement said.

And while we sympathize with their demands for higher wages, here is the simple reason why they will be very much futile.

Dear fast food workers of the US - presenting you nemesis: the Momentum Machines burger maker.

According to a recent BofA reported on how robotics will reshape the world, San Francisco start up Momentum Machines are out to fully automate the production of burgers with the aim of replacing a human fast food worker. The machine can shape burgers from ground meat, grill them to order with the specified amount of char, toast buns, add tomatoes, onions, pickles, and finally place it on a conveyor belt.

The robot is shown below. It occupies 24 square feet, and is much smaller and efficient than most assembly-line fast-food operations. It provides "gourmet cooking methods never before used in a fast food restaurant" and will deposit the completed burger into a bag. It does all of this without a trace of attitude.

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According to public data, the company's robot can "slice toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible." Unlike human workers, the robot is "more consistent, more sanitary, and can produce ~360 hamburgers per hour" or a burger every 10 seconds.

Furthermore, future generations of the device "will offer custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground to order? No problem."

As the company's page adds, "our various technologies can produce an ever-growing list of common choices like salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, and many other multi-ingredient foods with a gourmet focus."

But most importantly, it has no wage demands: once one is purchashed it will work with 100% efficiency for years. And it never goes on strike.

As the company's co-founder Alexandros Vardakostas told Xconomy his "device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them."

The company's philosophy on making millions of fast food workers obsolete:

The issue of machines and job displacement has been around for centuries and economists generally accept that technology like ours actually causes an increase in employment.

The three factors that contribute to this are

  1. the company that makes the robots must hire new employees,
  2. the restaurant that uses our robots can expand their frontiers of production which requires hiring more people, and
  3. the general public saves money on the reduced cost of our burgers. This saved money can then be spent on the rest of the economy.

This is a major problem for the US economy, which once built on a manufacturing backbone, has seen the fastest jobs growth in recent years for workers employed by "food service and drinking places" i.e., fast food workers, waiters and bartenders.

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Finally, for those complaining that there will be no "human touch" left to take the orders, robots have that covered too:

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And now it's time to calculate how many tens if not hundreds of billions in additional welfare spending these soon to be unemployed millions in low-skilled workers will cost US taxpayers.

OH,MY...:blush:

Feel the "Burn".....

Edited by Uncle Bill
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-10/dear-striking-fast-food-workers-meet-machine-just-put-all-you-out-job
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I'd be so excited about the $15 minimum wage if I was an employee working at the LA McDonalds.  It will fully kick in in 5 or 6 years.  Sweet!!!!

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1 hour ago, leechlake said:

I'd be so excited about the $15 minimum wage if I was an employee working at the LA McDonalds.  It will fully kick in in 5 or 6 years.  Sweet!!!!

Well it sure would make you feel better for having to wear that bullet proof vest! :P

Edited by leech~~

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They had the automated order kiosks at the McDonalds in Paris last year when we were there on vacation. 

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1 hour ago, PurpleFloyd said:

They had the automated order kiosks at the McDonalds in Paris last year when we were there on vacation. 

Hopefully you took in more than the American fast food scene while you were there.

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While am sure PF did.......would love to see the look on the face of the Trump supporters when he "negotiates" away Walmart. 

 

#yagetwhatyapayfor

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8 hours ago, PurpleFloyd said:

They had the automated order kiosks at the McDonalds in Paris last year when we were there on vacation. 

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Pray for Paris..;)

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21 hours ago, bobbymalone said:

Hopefully you took in more than the American fast food scene while you were there.

That was actually the only American thing I checked out while in Europe. Although the family I was visiting took us to the Hard Rock Cafe so they could buy a t shirt. 

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Bye, Bye Bernie..

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Maybe he should have discussed "those dam emails"....:blush:

#Feelthechill

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